A creative designer has won a string of awards for her Ribbon of Hearts business.
Emma Kitchen who set up her business three years ago, leaving her work in the finance sector, has won a #WOW 'Championing
Working Women' Award and was chosen by Jacqueline Gold CBE.
A #QueenOf 'Memories To Treasure' and also 'Order Of Fabulous' awarded by The Aqua Design Group in Stockport who founded The Royal Connection & award both Men & Women #KingOf/#QueenOf their chosen business.
Miss Kitchen also won a #Smartsocial award for the smart use of social media within business, awarded by @marketme experts in web and social media
More recently 'Business of the Week' from an Early Years Hour Nerworking Group.
The entrepreneur from Wakefield said that her business has gone from strength to strength.
Miss Kitchen said: "A friend inspired me to start a creative business as I loved designing and making things.
"I was getting so tired of the financial world and the changes ahead, I'd been there for 8 years, but over 12 years in the industry.
"So I had to make a big change in order to start enjoying life."
So Mum-of-one Miss Kitchen, 41, set about making gifts for friends and family.
She said: "When I received such great feedback for my work, I took the plunge and quit my job at the bank.
"I love hearts so I decided to focus on wooden heart gifts that I personalise myself to meet a client's desires." And the simple but beautiful designs have been proving popular with the rise of Shabby Chic trends and decor. Miss Kitchen said: "Business has boomed within a short period of time thanks to winning awards and customer's sharing their gifts on social media.
"I've made hearts with special quotes on, some with baby scan pictures, some of footprints, wedding photos, business logos and everything else in between."
The entrepreneur is in peak season with Mother's Day being just around the corner.
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Notes to editor
Ribbon of Hearts bio:
Where it all began...
Ribbon of Hearts came from little thoughts that were written down and kept, together with flashes of inspiration and it was all brought to fruition. Working from home was a dream, to do something I enjoyed and to love what I do. My family was my main focus and to be able to spend more time with them especially on a weekend, this was a real pull. I have a friend who inspired me more than anything in the world to do this, she is someone who showed determination, courage and strength to live each day and to be positive in life.
Ribbon of Hearts was born.
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